H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A
With a little rap flair, spelling out Hova (H-O-V-A), one of his nicknames
Hova is short for Jehovah, a name for God.
Of course, Biggie used the “X to the izz-Y” concept before Jay, in “Victory”.
HOVA is also rumored to stand for Hustler of Virginia, where Jay-Z has claims to have sold drugs in the very next line.
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